Don’t use work computers to send “anonymous” e-mails slamming a group just because you do not like that they sent out a press release that hurt your feelings (such as suggesting gay marriage in Maine was overturned due to homophobia-if you do not want to be accused of being a homophobe? Don’t be one). You might get fired. The paper is well within their rights. He admits it was a lapse in judgment. You know, I am not a reporter and I still know better than to use my computer at work to attack people.
Oh yeah, that “I guess I am a racist” ad? I just have this to say…I dn’t doubt some of those people in the ad are racists. Not because they oppose Obama’s healthcare reform (although, I will say, if you oppose any reform at all, you are probably not a racist-just stupid) but because they would appear in an ad saying, “I guess I am a racist.”